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Flaws spoil fun of realistic 'Madden NFL 12'

Dear "Madden NFL 12," let's start with the positives. You're a realistic football game, as usual. I mean, if I glanced up to see "Madden" on a TV in a gym, I'd probably think it was a real football game at first. The team introductions are terrific...

Maher criticizes Obama, GOP

Bill Maher sometimes thinks about not voting in 2012 because President Barack Obama is a giant capitulator to the GOP, he says. But Maher can't stomach the GOP candidates. "I probably will vote for Obama. He still has maybe, like, four minutes left...

Unfiltered Shaq tops comedy bill

If you're Shaquille O'Neal, what do you do in retirement? You emcee a comedy tour, write a book, become an NBA analyst and enter film school. He's in Las Vegas tonight to host "Shaq's All-Star Comedy Jam," starring the funny Bruce Bruce, plus Gary...

French DJ back in Vegas and ready to go

A few songs can really change a guy's life. Martin Solveig spent a decade earning respect as a French DJ and studio producer. And then, boom, his 2011 hits "Hello" and "Ready to Go" made him an American headliner and Madonna's next producer. "I've...

Flood of DJs hits clubs this weekend

It will seem as if another Electric Daisy Carnival is here this weekend. But unlike the EDC (which was out at the speedway), this weekend's hit-making DJs will command 19 nightclubs and dayclubs right on the Strip. So that's Skrillex (Friday at...

'El Shaddai' unique but combat lame

God. ... I bet you weren't expecting God to be in today's video game review. But "El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron" is a mainstream, third-person action-adventure from Japan in which you, a priest, consort with Lucifel (that's Lucifer before he...

Club plans tributes to DJ AM

Several famous DJs will take turns spinning music at the Hard Rock's Vanity nightclub tonight to pay tribute to DJ AM and to raise money for a drug-rehabilitation fund. The names of the DJs are being withheld officially. I can confirm they are stars...

Designer helping women cover their butts

One of the most popular columns I wrote this year was when I observed the trend of butt cleavage at hotel pool dayclubs. A lot of women flash the slash. So I explored the butt cleavage topic this week with a real live expert -- Juliana Renz. She's...

'Insanely Twisted' an artistic adventure

Since this has been a terrible summer for blockbuster games, let's go see what's available on Xbox Live. If you don't know, you can download great (or mediocre) little games from Xbox Live for $10-$15. The buzz title on Xbox Live now is "Insanely...

They're the hippest couple around

They're like the royal couple of hipsters -- Ben Gibbard (frontman for Death Cab for Cutie) and Zooey Deschanel (actress-singer). They're even cuter and more hipster than you think. Last week for Gibbard's 35th birthday, she got him a cake featuring...

PHOTOS: The Palms' lingerie masquerade

You asked me to take photos at Saturday's lingerie masquerade "Midsummer Night's Dream," so here's my camera report from the ground at the Palms pool. There were women in skimpy yet elaborate costumes, men in not-skimpy but elaborate costumes, and...